cnick, 09 May 2012If design(and in that case build quality) doesn't count the phone should look preety awfull af... moreyour comments alone make me want to buy this phone... "plastic absorb more shock than metal"
your words, so how is iphone more durable? please respond because my friend just bought iphone 4s 32GB white and I want to counter with Samsung galaxy s3 64GB white. Do you think that his iphone would be better than this new samsung?
Osman Khan, 09 May 2012The hyperglaze coating is coated only to avoid scratchs And if plastics absorb shocks better... moreAt that premium prices I try not to drop mine and almost every time I succeed.
They really should rerun the benchmarks on the Galaxy S2 with ICS.. My results.. Sunspider 1569ms, Quadrant 4099.
cnick, 09 May 2012If design(and in that case build quality) doesn't count the phone should look preety awfull af... moreThe hyperglaze coating is coated only to avoid scratchs
And if plastics absorb shocks better than metal or glass. Then its better to make phones out of plastic since one cannot neglect the durablity aspect & just go after premium feel &
About the droptest its the most practical and effective test in real world I m not talking about some stupid crazy test like blending,microwaving,or shooting they r useless
Don't u drop ur phone by mistake?if Just the glass of iphone is scattered not the screen. & the phone is working perfectly fine. So just to repair it will cost u a 'premium' 200$
cnick, 09 May 2012If design(and in that case build quality) doesn't count the phone should look preety awfull af... moreIt's clear you're a troll and aren't even interested in GS3, so why are you here?
To give oxygen to your comment though...
There's no doubt, Sammy favours plastic over metal / glass - but that doesn't make them cheap, or any less durable..
The fact of the matter is that iphone, as lovely as it looks (and it does look great) is not only the weight of a brick for a 3.5" screen, but also the slightest drop or water on it, and it's basically rendered a very expensive paperweight.
Yes, there's definitely something to be said for DESIGN (Sammy's is definitely lacking) - but are you not going to put your iphone in a case? Instantly negating all those premium materials - because all you will see is the protective shell?
The iphone isn't designed or made for real-world usage, it's merely eye-catching and belies a very basic product underneath... it's fantastic for what it is, but it cannot compete with the likes of the HTC X or GS3 for sheer usefulness...
If you favour looks that you must hide to protect your phone, over what the phone can do - stick with your iphone... I think people on here prefer a little more substance with their technology....
The new screen of sgsIII has HD resolution but pentile screen whatever it looks under microscope I don't care unless it crisp vivid in front of my eyes.
Just a few months back when there were no hd screens in smartphones every one were thinking will we ever get a hd screen in a smartphone that would be a truly a futuristic thing but when they get it they start in a new controversy of pentile non-pentile shit
If one think technology changes very fast I would like to ask them how much have they changed or done anything in contributing in the future or they the same lame persons commenting & discouraging the ppl who r working hard to improve the future
Here's a video comparision between HD SUPER AMOLED(pentile) and SUPER AMOLED PLUS(non-pentile) screen watch it then judge urself
Anonymous, 09 May 2012the images taken with SIII are distorted, don't you think?Good point there :)
Osman Khan, 09 May 2012About the build quality its made out of polycarbonate with a hyperglaze coating even after giv... moreIf design(and in that case build quality) doesn't count the phone should look preety awfull after some use and you won't get used to it, even a single scratch could kill your nerves.
Samsung uses poor designs and poor materials on their top-end phones(galaxy S3 has polycarbonate covered with nail polish only on the back and the sides that look like metal are actually painted ordinary plastic)
That test you are talking about is the most idiot test on the earth, stop using it as an argument. Obviously Iphone 4 has more cracks in the screen because it has A METAL FRAME and if you've learned at school, plastic(in that case Galaxy S2 case) absorbs shocks better than metal.
This could be test tweaked device. There is a big amount of Galaxy S2 devices with Samsung camera module known as SC module. Worst than original Galaxy S low frameratr bad focusing, and Samsung don't give a shit about that issue. They even say "It's just a phone".
And when they promote it, it's GALAXY :)
Samsung asshol.ss and even GSM Arena keeps quite!!!
So be wise wait and don't buy until you can see is there issues with devices. Don't be naive!!!
Even today they are replacing SGS2 camera modules with those bad ones.
About the build quality its made out of polycarbonate with a hyperglaze coating even after giving what consumers wanted they are always greedy for more so no one can fulfill the needs of of a greedy person
For ppl who think iphone has a premium design an samsung products has cheap plastic feel watch REAL durablity test of iphone vs gsII droptest
RejZoR, 09 May 2012Why do Samsung phones look cheaper with each release? Samsung Wave and Omnia 7 looked really g... moreIn my country Wave 3 wich looks incredible with that metal shell sells about half the price of Galaxy SII. Samsung should fire some people out there.
When it comes to performance vs design in the long run a smart person would choose performance
If u have a phone with very premium feel you will get used to it in just a week and after that its performasnce that matters the most
Poks, 09 May 2012But 10.1 is PLS LCD and is already running ICS... 5.3 is super amoled and no ICS... maybe benc... morei dont know whether the the size or type of screen should matter in these tests. but yeah since the software is better on 10.1 the its scores maybe a bit higher over the note 5.3. so you still will kwow where note stands in comparison to s3,dont you?
S2 looks better than S3.
Too big, should have been smaller than or at least equal to S2.
I'll wait for next nexus from Google.
You can check details of HOX vs Galaxy s3 here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=25693754&postcount=108
Overall seems S3 is way better.
Nice review, I am still waiting for the Audio test and battery tests before I decide whether or not to change from an iPhone 4s
Anonymous, 09 May 2012I see. I never changed my battery or used more than half of my 16gb on SGSII, so I guess that'... moreI consider myself as a heavy user with my Note:
*Expandable memory - I keep some 10GB worth of music and audio books. I would download torrents while mobile using the Atorrent app.
*Removable Battery - with multiple heavy usage, my battery would give me an average of 7 hours straight. Instead of waiting to charge that one battery that came with the phone, you can change it with a fresh one. I get through 2 batteries daily. Until fuel cells become a norm to power our devices, I do this so I get the most our of the Note and an unlimited data plan.